Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Full-Time Bede Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

The design of the course has been led by awardwinning employers including Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Blue Zoo, Centroid, Double Negative, Framestore, MPC and The Imaginarium.

The NextGen Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills ensures young people are industry ready with the right skills and knowledge for the workplace. It equips students with a foundation in art, design, maths and computing skills, which are highly desirable to industry. Sunderland College are one of only 4 Colleges approved to deliver the NextGen Skills academy qualification in the UK.

You will need at least 5 GCSE's grade C/5 or above, including English Language and Maths,Plus IT skills, self-motivation and a passion for computer games, animation and VFX.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

What’s next?

This is a course with multiple destinations for students, but at its heart it is defined by the skills that the creative industries of Games, Animation and VFX need for future innovation and growth. It’s much more than just a qualification – it’s the start of a career journey.

Successful completion of the NextGen skills academy qualification, along with an appropriate grade and portfolio, will provide access to a wide range of specialist University courses and Higher Apprenticeships.

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